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Monday + Wednesday 2-4p

Tuesday + Thursday 11a-2p

Evening hours
M, T, Th 6-9p

 

LAVC Art Gallery is located in the Art Building. 

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.

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Print As Protest

 

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles Valley College is pleased to announce Print as Protest, featuring the work of Inge Bruggeman, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Michael Krueger, Kimiko Miyoshi, Tim Musso, and Sergio Teran, along with a special project by students from PRINT IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT: Artistic Agency & The Print Multiple, UC Santa Barbara.

 

Reception for the artists Wednesday March 27, 6-8p
Exhibition runs March 27-May 2, 2019

 

Print as Protest explores the idea of art as a tool for political activism and resistance and the history of printmaking as a democratic and accessible means of conveying ideas and  information. 

Inge Bruggeman’s work explores the definition of the word ‘blue’ particularly the patriotic connotations of the word. Created after the fall of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, the visual imagery in Bruggeman’s pieces contradict the literal color definition of the word. Her work speaks to the complexities of language and the levels of interpretation we are engaged in every day.

Diana-Sofia Estrada’s work looks at the ideas of visibility, accessibility and subjectivity through a variety of media. Her contribution to the exhibition is a project space set up to address ideas of viewership and voyeurism: How do we relate to one another? How do we relate to our environment? Using rolling pins and paint, these ideas are permanently etched in both the paper upon which they are printed, and our own consciousness.

Michael Krueger’s image and text-based work promotes ideas of moving on, starting over, letting go. Existing both as a finished multi-panel grid work as well as a free take-away, Krueger breaks down the hierarchy of the traditional gallery model. 

The works of Kimiko Miyoshi renders the scenes of manmade disasters such as war, pollution and global warming, suggesting the negative impacts of human activities in everyone’s life in this epoch, by literally including the viewer into the scene. Mimicking a traditional engraving technique, Miyoshi’s works manifest as drawings on reflective Mylar, expanding ideas around the prescribed methodologies and outcomes of printmaking processes. 

Tim Musso’s “unplugged” travels through remote backcountry wilderness areas on foot have informed his sense of the interconnectivity of life and the tenacity of organisms to survive in the most rugged or hostile environments, resulting in remarkably detailed woodcuts that call attention to the hidden, subtle beauty of nature.

Sergio Teran’s work has been a direct response to the events and attitudes sparked by our current political climate. Under a presidential  administration where hate crimes are on the rise and anti-immigrant policies threaten civility, Teran's block prints and mono-prints highlight the perspectives of immigrants and people of color who feel under attack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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MAKE/WORK at LAVC
essay by Travis Diehl

 

Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery serves as a resource for students and the greater community of the San Fernando Valley. Presenting ambitious visual arts exhibitions, lectures and collaborative partnerships, we provide a dynamic platform for dialogue, inquiry, and discovery.

 

DIRECTIONS to the LAVC Art Gallery:

From the 170 (Hollywood Freeway): exit Oxnard Street, head west, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D. – SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading West: exit and head north on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, left on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading East: exit and head north on Woodman Avenue, right on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

CAMPUS MAP and PARKING INFORMATION:

Download a high resolution printable map [PDF: 394KB].

Enter the campus at Oxnard Street and Campus Drive (between Fulton and Ethel). Parking Lot  D  is closest to the gallery. Guest parking permit is required during regular gallery hours and available from lot kiosks for $2 cash. Free parking on top level of Ethel Street parking structure during artist receptions and special events.

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS WHEN THE COLLEGE IS IN SESSION:

Monday + Wednesday 2-4p
Tuesday + Thursday 11a-2p
Evening hours M, T, Th 6-9p

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.

 

Contact:

Jenene Nagy, Art Gallery Director
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401
nagyj@lavc.edu

 

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The public is welcomed to all exhibitions and programs. If you would like to be added to our electronic mailing list, please contact us by emailing nagyj@lavc.edu 

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